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The Union House

S42 W31320 Highway 83, P.O., Genesee Depot, WI 53127
+1 262-968-4281
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good8%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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S42 W31320 Highway 83, P.O., Genesee Depot, WI 53127
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Outstanding restaurant. Service was top notch. The food was second to none. We met there for a mini family reunion. The steaks were delicious. We all tried the Kangaroo appetizer. Different but good.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While it may be a little hard to find and a bit of a trip for some, this gem never disappoints. Intimate dining with a cocktail bar that you think Frank Sinatra might stroll through any minute as you sip your favorite beverage. You can...More

Thank Deb O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Four of us had dinner on July 14th. From the bartender to hostess to waitress the staff was fantastic. I have no idea how the waitress remembered all those specials. The food was amazing. It couldn't have been better. The best French onion soup ever....More

Thank MKHill
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

From the outside, and first impression of the inside, this appears to be an old supper club, but it is so much better than that. Drinks, appetizers, entrees and dessert were all perfectly prepared and memorable. If you look online, don't let the one-page menu...More

1  Thank Denise A
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

This was my second time dining at the Union House and once again I was perfectly happy with our choice. We started at the bar and were greeted by the owner Kurt who made a fantastic Old Fashioned with his homemade bitters. He also had...More

Thank WisconsinCheeshead
Reviewed 4 May 2017

I recently had dinner here with 2 girlfriends. We chose The Union House based on a recommendation and just loved it. The ambiance is cozy and friendly. The service was superb. The wine list was wide ranging. We all had cocktails, a main course, wine...More

Thank sallyk72
Reviewed 13 April 2017

All four of us enjoyed our dinners very much. Everything including the Chipotle Orange Shrimp and French Onion Soup appetizers were very tasty. We all tried different entrees--Braised Short Ribs, the Veal Special, Scallops and Filet. They were all a hit. All of our dinners...More

Thank JazzMusic
Reviewed 4 April 2017

It's been a long time since we last dined at a restaurant that provided a totally pleasurable experience. From the moment we were greeted by the hostess through the entire food service, we had a wonderful time. Our server, Karen, was friendly and funny, and...More

Thank NDanger427
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

A little pricey but a great menu and excellent service. Owner isn't overly friendly, but the food and service make up for it!

Thank Marie A
Reviewed 20 February 2017

The food is always excellent and the wine list superb. This latest visit was on a weeknight and even though it appeared they were slightly understaffed with servers, the guys in the bar helped out and things rolled along without a glitch. I especially like...More

Thank Robert B
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27 November 2016|
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Response from JillWaukeshaWi | Reviewed this property |
Sorry did not see this, but I haven't seen children in this place, nor would I think they would be welcome.
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: S42 W31320 Highway 83, P.O., Genesee Depot, WI 53127
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Genesee Depot
  • Phone Number: +1 262-968-4281
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Since 1861 The Union House Hotel has maintained a prominent position within Genesee Depot. At that time Patrick Lynch, a 35 year old Irish immigrant, first opened the doors of this establishment to village residents and local visitors. No doubt these initial patrons found the impressive new hostelry, built in the 19th century’s fashionable Greek Revival architectural style, to be to their liking. As the largest public building in Genesee Depot, The Union House with its second story ballroom also functioned as a social gathering place for area families.

Due primarily to the influence of the Milwaukee and Mississippi Railroad, the settlement immediately thrived as an agricultural service center. Soon a grain elevator, woolen factory, general store, blacksmith shop, and post office joined with The Union House Hotel to comprise the major components of the local economy. While many of these local landmarks have succumbed to the ravages of time, The Union House continues to proudly serve as a tangible link to the community’s past.

Today, diners have the unique opportunity to experience the same warm hospitality, delectable meal offerings, and courteous service that Patrick Lynch provided his customers in this setting over 125 years ago.
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